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The Credential Manager seems to be more trouble than it's worth. How can I disable it?

  • How did it get in your way? It doesn't do much yet in Windows. It only keeps the password for a few MS programs and it seems to be the only API for those apps to store a password. – billc.cn Oct 15 '11 at 1:43
  • @billc.cn: Example: when I try to RDP to a Windows 7 desktop that has the CM enabled, it gives me an error. So I have to add several steps to the RDP login procedure every time I connect, just to get around the CM. – boot13 Oct 17 '11 at 13:23
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It turns out that the Credential Manager that was causing the problems was part of the "HP ProtectTools Security Manager Suite". Once I uninstalled that, along with all the other HP cruft that was pre-installed on this OEM box, the login problems disappeared.

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You could possibly find the answer to the problem which produced this question...
How to disable the Windows Credential Manager,
'Run as' Admin:
Menu -> Accessories -> Administrator Tools -> Services (or Component Services then Services),
-> Services( Local )
-> highlight Credential Manager -> Right-Click on, select properties, -> General tab,
-> 'Startup type' in drop-down tab, ->select disabled.
Click 'Apply' then OK.

image of prop cred services

Backup by Exporting,
Services can be viewed in extended or standard - change view at the bottom.
Hope this helps.

  • It didn't help, but thanks. – boot13 Oct 19 '11 at 18:54
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To Start Credential Manager write this on command prompt window:

net start VaultSvc

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Credential Manager:

net stop VaultSvc

To change Startup type:

Automatic: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled: REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start): REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1. REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0. REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\VaultSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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Open an administrator Command Prompt and type:

sc stop VaultSvc

Then you can even delete the service:

sc delete VaultSvc

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